OWLs Readathon 2019 | Week Two Progress


Hello my fellow witches and wizards! I hope you’re all doing well. This week I’ve yet again been working very hard on revising for my OWL exams.

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about and think I might have finally cracked and started hallucinating about going to a fictional wizarding school, don’t worry, it’s just a Harry Potter/Wizarding World readathon but hey, let’s make like Disney World and protect character integrity, shall we?)

If you saw my earlier entry about my revision schedule or you saw my week one progress update, you will have seen that I’m studying hard because, once I graduate, I want to be a Hogwarts Professor, specifically teaching Charms. There are specific OWL and NEWT exams I will have to take to fulfil this dream so I thought, to keep me accountable, I’d do periodic weekly updates of how my studying is going!

OWL Requirements for Hogwarts Professor

Must pass 7 O.W.L.s in total:
A subject you wish to teach
Defence Against the Dark Arts
+ 5 additional subjects of your choice

TBR – Prerequisites 

✓ Charms – Age-line: read an adult work
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Defence Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: title starts with an “R”
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

✓ Arithmancy – work written by more than one author
Shades of Magic: Vol. 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab

✓ Astronomy – “star” in the title
The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford Smith

✓ History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago
Betrayal by Harold Pinter

Potions – Next ingredient: sequel
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

✓ Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid


Since I’m going to be away for a week at Easter to visit family, I decided to hold off on prioritising Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising since I have audiobooks and ebooks of both of those (as well as paperbacks… I’m obsessed, what can I say?) and I can easily pick them up when I’m at my parents’ house. This meant I needed something else to read though, and this is how I’ve ended up straying into doing “revision” for other subjects too. I guess you could say that, if given the chance at Hogwarts, I’d probably be an overachiever like Hermione Granger and want to study ALL THE THINGS. So that’s how I’ve read a couple of books that aren’t even on my priority TBR:

TBR – Extras

Ancient Runes – Retelling
A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on cover
Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

Divination – Set in future
Scythe by Neal Schusterman

✓ Herbology – Plant on cover
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

✓ Muggle Studies – Contemporary
Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren


Are you taking part in the OWLs/Magical Readathon this year? How are you doing so far? Even if you’re not participating, let me know what you have been reading this week because I’d love to know. Leave a comment below!

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One response to “OWLs Readathon 2019 | Week Two Progress”

  1. Nice! Loving this progress. I’m still so so so behind but you’ve got some great choices for your OWLs :)

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